Wondering what the new Volkswagen Amarok will look like in the basic configuration with a single cab? Well, wonder no more. These fresh patent images give us our first look at the workhorse version of the…
When Volkswagen took the wraps off the new Amarok in July 2022, much of the focus was on the high-spec, double-cab derivative. The Wolfsburg-based carmaker has, however, confirmed that the range – at least in some markets – will also include a single-cab body.
Now fresh images submitted to the European Patent Office (and found by people at Carscoops) gave us our first look at the base-spec, working version of the second-generation Amarok, which predictably has a rather utilitarian look.
The images show the entry-level 2-door version of the new VW bakkie with a black plastic front bumper with no chrome trim – unsurprisingly, like the single-cab version of the Ford Ranger it’s based on (pictured below). The wing mirror caps are also finished in black plastic that matches the exterior door handles.
Obviously, the single-cab Amarok will share a lot with the 2-door version of its Ranger cousin.
Unfortunately, the patent images don’t give us a clear indication of the types of headlamps and taillights used on the single-cab Amarok, nor the type of wheels we can expect (although we’re guessing base models will make do with a set of budget steels). . Interestingly, the tailgate shown in the images does not have the ‘Amarok’ stamped lettering seen on the double cab models.
While the set of patent images doesn’t include interior images of the single-cab model, the best buyers can hope for is the smaller of the two touchscreen systems on offer, along with cloth upholstery. In terms of engines, we expect the single-cab Amarok to be powered by a single turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder diesel engine, likely mated to a 6-speed manual transmission.
The only official information about the single-cab Amarok that VW has revealed so far concerns its cargo body. The German automaker says the 2-door version of the bakkie has a cargo box measuring 2,305mm long and 1,224mm wide, enough to accommodate two Euro pallets loaded side by side.
Of course, it remains to be seen whether Volkswagen will introduce the single-cab Amarok, which, like the double-cab models, will be built by Ford alongside the new Ranger at the Silverton assembly plant in Pretoria, South Africa. up local range not yet announced. Although one cab was added to the original Amarok line-up in South Africa back in 2011, it was short-lived due to lack of sales.
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